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Flood from fixing a fence post

In the Pipeline Ag Safety Alliance newsletter for this week, there is a story from the UK telling of how a farmer was fixing a fence post and ended up flooding the town. The story is titled “100ft high” wall of water shoots from the ground during fence maintenance and you can read the complete story by clicking on the title. To put this in perspective, to have water spraying into the air 100 feet there was at least 43 psi on the water in the pipe.

I wanted to post this as a safety issue that as we do work be aware of where underground lines (water, electric, gas, others) are. For the farming community, it would be a good idea to have someone come out and locate wires, water lines, and gas lines.

Be safe.